Air China Launches New Route to Athens, Greece, the City of the Violet Crown

By Air China, PRNE
Sunday, April 24, 2011

BEIJING, April 25, 2011 - Air China announced today that it will launch a new route between
Beijing and Athens via Munich on May 15. The route will be serviced by the
large-capacity, wide-body Airbus A330. Located on the southern tip of the
Balkan Peninsula, Athens is Greece's largest city and capital, and is the
eighth-largest city in Europe. With a subtropical Mediterranean climate, the
city is cradled between mountains and the Aegean Sea. Athens is one of the
world's oldest cities, with 3000 years of recorded history.


The new Beijing-Munich-Athens route will serve travelers who seek
ancient temples and culture of Greece. Passengers can now book tickets on the
Air China website ( or through the Air China
ticketing hotline.

Air China's Beijing-Munich-Athens route has flights every
Wednesday and Saturday on flight numbers CA961 and CA962. The outbound flight
will depart Beijing at 00:40 and arrive in Munich at 05:30. The departing
flight from Munich is at 06:55 and arrives in Athens at 10:30.The return
flight will depart from Athens at 11:30, arriving in Munich at 12:55, depart
at 14:25 and arrive in Beijing the following day at 06:10. Trip duration is
13 hours and 25 minutes. The number of Chinese tourists to Greece is on the
rise, and the introduction of this new route is expected to stimulate even
more Chinese tourism to Greece.

Graham Norris, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, graham.norris at

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